Soft penalty for council fraudsters shows law change needed – NZ Taxpayers Union

September 24th, 2021

The New Zealand TaxpayersUnion is calling for increased penalties for defrauding public bodies after two men stole $178,365 from Hurunui District Council using false invoices. “Stealing $178,000 from ratepayers ought to land you in jail, not home detention,” says TaxpayersUnion spokesman Jordan Williams.

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